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On Campus Resources

Boston College is committed to providing support and assistance to all students affected by sexual misconduct or a report of sexual misconduct.

Sexual Assault Network Hotline

617-552-2211

The Boston College Sexual Assault Network (SANet) is an Anonymous (meaning the student could speak with advocate without revealing their identity) or Private (if the student chooses to reveal their identity or other information about an incident the report would be kept within a small group of administrators) 24/7 hotline for anyone affected by sexual violence, even if the caller is not a victim himself or herself. The hotline is staffed by trained advocates who can assist callers with information about options available for professional support and counseling, medical evaluation and treatment, evidence collection, and reporting options.

Assistant Director, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

Rachel DiBella, McElroy 118
617-552-2735
rachel.dibella@bc.edu

The Assistant Director serves as a primary point of contact and advocate for survivors and anyone in the University community affected by sexual violence.

Student Affairs Title IX Coordinator

Katherine O'Dair, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, Maloney Hall 412
617-552-3482
katherine.odair@bc.edu

The Student Affairs Title IX Coordinator, acting as Deputy to the University Title IX Coordinator (Richard Jefferson; richard.jefferson@bc.edu), oversees the University's response to complaints of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence in cases where a Boston College student is the complainant. The coordinator or designee is available to meet with students as needed. The coordinator will help ensure that appropriate measures are taken to adequately address complaints and protect the safety and wellbeing of victims. The Title IX coordinator also maintains records of all cases, documents the University's response, and sees that appropriate measures are taken to identify and address any patterns or systemic problems that may contribute to a hostile environment at the University.

Boston College Police Department

Maloney Hall 1st Floor
617-552-4444

Officers are trained and available 24/7 to respond to victims and to provide assistance with medical treatment and in pursuing complaints both on and off campus. If a student chooses to report the incident to the Boston College Police, a specially trained officer will conduct an investigation, which involves asking the student to describe the respondent and what happened. An officer may ask questions about the scene of the crime, any witnesses, and what happened before and after.

Boston College Harassment Counselor

Linda Riley, 129 Lake Street, 340A
617-552-0486
linda.riley@bc.edu

The University Harassment Counselor, Linda Riley, is responsible for responding to complaints of harassment brought against faculty and staff, in accordance with the Discriminatory Harassment Policy.

Campus Ministry

McElroy Hall 215
617-552-3475

The staff in the Campus Ministry is available to help students with private (but not confidential) pastoral counseling and spiritual direction. Some members of the staff reside in the residence halls. A resident minister is also available twenty-four hours a day by contacting BCPD at 617-552-4444.

University Health Services

Cushing Clinic- 617-552-2225 (9-5, M-F)
Cushing Primary Care- 617-552-3227
(24 hours/day during academic year)

Medical personnel are available on campus 24 hours a day. In addition, the University has developed a relationship with the Beth Israel Hospital and the Brigham and Women's Hospital, both in Boston, for the treatment of sexual assault and rape survivors. The Primary Care Center in Cushing Hall is also available 24 hours a day to provide a safe haven or a meeting place for students to access campus support services.

  • Medical personnel are available 24 hours a day
  • Basic medical treatment
  • STI/STD testing and treatment
  • Please know that emergency contraception and evidence collection are not available

University Counseling Services

Gasson 001
617-552-3310 (during normal business hours)

University Counseling Services (UCS) is available twenty-four hours a day to assist students affected by sexual harassment, misconduct or assault. UCS is available during normal business hours at 617-552-3310. During nights, weekends and holidays, a University psychologist is available on call by contacting either Boston College Health Services (617-552-2225) or the Boston College Police (617-552-4444).

Administrator On-Call

Available through SANet (617-552-2211) or BCPD (617-552-4444)

The Administrator On-Call is able to assist with immediate University concerns, such as the issuance of No Contact Orders.

Office of the Dean of Students

617-552-3470
Maloney Hall 448

Offers information about the internal student conduct system as well as guidance, support, information, and referrals.

Women’s Center

McElroy 141 (10:00 am to 4:00 pm)
617-552-3489
www.bc.edu/wc

The Women’s Center is open to all students, faculty, and staff and offers a comfortable atmosphere to seek information about partner violence, sexual assault, etc. The Women’s Center offers individual peer support or group support through HEAL.

HEAL Survivor Support Group

Katie Dalton
617-552-6919
daltonka@bc.edu

Heal (Hope, Empower, Accept, Listen) is a closed, confidential weekly support group for survivors of sexual assault. The group is run by a trauma specialist and opens to new participants twice per semester.